NounScheme (plural Schemes)
- A systematic plan of future action.
- A plot or secret, devious plan.
- An orderly combination of related parts.
- A chart or diagram of a system or object.
- (mathematics) A type of topological space.
- (UK, chiefly Scotland) A council housing estate.
- (rhetoric) An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.
In the US, generally has devious connotations, while in the UK, frequently used as a neutral term for projects: “The road is closed due to a pavement-widening scheme.”
- (a systematic plan of future action): blueprint
Adjectives for Scheme
curious; artistic; nameless; recognized; comprehensive; suitable; subtile; beautiful; selling; ambitious; philanthropic; systematic; ingenious; illusory; unphilosophical; mature; marvelous; impractical; dualistic; seditious; educational; critical; far-reaching; imperial; iconographic; poaching; dubious; hostile; gigantic; cherished; social; multiform (pi); elaborate; improvident; decorative; extensive; despotic; rascally; visionary; promising; constructive; wild; speculative; gardening; unbodied; prearranged; entangled; abominable; interesting; tortuous; iniquitous; rational; ludicrous; extravagant; feasible; generous; well-weighed; detailed; warm; rhpry; pedious; chimerical; digesting, eternal', desolate; providential; prodigal; cowardly; particular; flying; fantastic; vast; homely; harmonious; artless; selfish; colossal; bold; notable; advantageous; flimsy; seductive; wonderful; darling; complicated; shallow; monotonous.
Verbs for Scheme
abandon—; administer—; adopt—; back out of—; blast—; broach—; commit to—; con¬coct—; contemplate—; dally with—; demonstrate—; devise—; discern—; foist—upon; formulate—; fulfill—; further—; immerse in—; launch—; mature—; mull over—s; organize—; promote—; prosecute—; puzzle out—; resurrect—; scrap—; scrutinize—; seethe with—s; spin—; stymie—; undertake —; view—; —concentrates on; —goes awry; —hatches; —intrigues; —unfolds.
Adverbs for Scheme
covetously; traitorously; diabolically; viciously; abominably; extravagantly; chimerically; artlessly; advantageously; systematically; politically; seditiously; tortuously; perfidiously.
Byzantine intrigues, action, anagnorisis, angle, approach, architectonics, architecture, argument, arrangement, art, artful dodge, artifice, atmosphere, attack, background, backstairs influence, bag of tricks, blind, blueprint, blueprinting, bluff, bosey, brew, cabal, calculate, calculation, catalog, catalogue raisonne, catastrophe, catch, characterization, chart, charting, chicanery, chouse, collude, collusion, color, complication, complicity, complot, conception, concoct, confederacy, connections, connivance, connive, conspiracy, conspire, continuity, contrivance, contrive, contriving, cook up, countermine, counterplot, coup, course of action, covin, craft, curve, curve-ball, cute trick, deals, deceit, deep-laid plot, denouement, design, development, device, devise, diagram, dirty deal, dirty trick, disposition, dodge, draft, drawing, engineer, engineering, enterprise, envisagement, episode, expedient, exposition, fable, fakement, falling action, fast deal, feint, fetch, ficelle, figuring, finagle, finagling, finesse, fix, foresight, forethink, forethought, formulate, frame, frame up, frame-up, gambit, game, game plan, games, gerrymander, gimmick, googly, graph, graphing, grift, ground plan, guidelines, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, hocus-pocus, idea, incident, influence peddling, intention, intrigue, intrigues, jockey, joker, juggle, jugglery, knavery, lay a plot, layout, line, lineup, little game, lobbying, lobbyism, local color, long-range plan, machinate, machination, maneuver, maneuvering, manipulate, manipulation, map, mapping, master plan, method, methodology, mood, motif, move, movement, mythos, operate, operations research, order, ordering, organization, organize, outline, pack, pack the deal, pass, pattern, peripeteia, plan, planning, planning function, play games, plot, plotting, ploy, ploys, practice, prearrange, prearrangement, preconcert, preconsider, precontrive, predesign, predetermine, premeditate, preorder, preresolve, presentation, procedure, program, program of action, project, projection, proposal, proposition, pull strings, racket, rationalization, recognition, red herring, rig, rigging, rising action, ropes, ruse, scenario, schedule, schema, schematic, schematism, schematization, scheme of arrangement, schemery, schemes, scheming, scurvy trick, secondary plot, set up, setup, sew up, shift, slant, sleight, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick, stack the cards, story, stratagem, strategic plan, strategy, strings, structure, subject, subplot, subterfuge, suggestion, switch, system, systematization, table, table of contents, tactic, tactical plan, tactics, technique, the big picture, the picture, thematic development, theme, tone, topic, trick, trickery, twist, underplot, wangle, way, web of intrigue, wile, wily device, wire-pulling, wires, work out beforehand, working plan
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